Hsinchu to make new immigrants feel at home

Hsinchu Deputy Mayor Shen Hui-hung says her city’s government is doing all it can to make new immigrants feel at home.

Hsinchu Deputy Mayor Shen Hui-hung says her city’s government is doing all it can to make new immigrants feel at home.

The government of the northern city of Hsinchu is doing all it can to make new immigrants feel at home. That’s according to Hsinchu deputy mayor Shen Hui-hung, speaking to RTI on Monday.

Local governments around Taiwan are working with the central government to promote the New Southbound policy. The policy aims to promote cultural and economic ties with South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Shen said Hsinchu has always been considered an immigrant city in its 300 years of history. Today, the Hsinchu Science Park is home to many foreign nationals working there. Currently more than 9,000 immigrants reside in Hsinchu.

As a result, Shen said the city government holds job training classes and has set up a new immigrants’ service center for the community.

“The most important point is that these new immigrants may become future fathers and mothers of Hsinchu. We in Hsinchu will see if these new fathers and mothers feel comfortable with us, if we are making them feel like at home and not like they are on foreign soil,” Shen said. “The mayor has said we have to take good care of anyone who comes to Hsinchu.”